Apple Watch Series 3 models are sold out globally on the tech giant’s online store and won’t be restocked. According to sources, we expect Apple to plan to discontinue the variant soon. For example, three-quarters of the Series 3 configurations listed on Apple’s website are currently out of stock in the U.K. and Australia, while none of the Series 3 models are in U.S. stores, according to MacRumors. The upcoming watchOS 9 software update is not compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple is expected to stop selling the device after the new Apple Watch models are unveiled at a special event on Wednesday. New models are rumored to be announced at the event, including the Apple Watch Series 8, a high-end Series 8 model that may be called the Apple Watch Pro, and the second-generation Apple Watch SE.
The original Apple Watch SE will likely replace the Series 3 as the new most affordable model. Launched in 2017, the Apple Watch Series 3 is outdated and will enter its final days when watchOS 9 is due to release Series 4 and newer later this month.
The tech giant is expected to announce four new iPhone 14 models at its Far Out event on Wednesday. The event will showcase the new iPhone 14 series, watches and other products. It will be an in-person event at Apple’s Cupertino campus in the US, the company’s first major event two years into the pandemic.